My brother in law and I have a Christmas tradition where we exchange gifts found via dumpster diving or other freebie situations. This year I got an Aida 1500 express! I'm not a mechanically inclined person, but looking at some of the detailed restoration posts makes me think its doable...but first I'd like to see if its working as is...so questions, and forgive me if these have been answered in forum, but could not find specifics: 1. what is the step by step for lighting? I'm a bit confused by the blow torch starter, but it looks like you pull the spring loaded thing back and light after pumping up. See - told you I'm a noob. 2. Should the valve rotate infinitely, or should it lock/screw down as one rotates clockwise. 3. I have some 1111 mantles ordered, but also have some model 785 American Mantles. Could these work temporarily? Thanks for any help and love this new hobby.